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    Digidesign Pro Tools 8

    Digital Audio Workstation Software For Mac & PC: Part 1

    Eight is considered a lucky number in Chinese culture. Will this eighth version of Pro Tools bring prosperity to Digidesign, as they try to establish their world-leading recording and mixing application as a serious contender in the music-creation market?

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    Digidesign Pro Tools 8: Part 2

    Digital Audio Workstation Software [Mac/PC]

    As well as the new user interface, MIDI and score editors described in Part 1 of our review, Pro Tools 8 offers an impressive collection of instruments and plug-ins, new ways of working with Playlists, and even the option of surround mixing in LE.

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    MIDI & Score Editors

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    At the heart of Digidesign's drive to turn Pro Tools into a serious tool for music creation are the MIDI and Score editors in Pro Tools 8. We explain how to get the best from these new heavyweights.

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    Monster Tracks

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The first step to setting up a Pro Tools session is to understand what its different track types are for.

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    Track Comping

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    One of the major new features in Pro Tools 8 is a system for easily assembling 'comp' tracks from multiple takes. We explain how it all works.

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    Specifying & Buying Your First System

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Tempted to invest in a Pro Tools rig but don't know where to begin? You need our handy guide to choosing a system.

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    Getting Into Pro Tools

    Part 2: Installation & Session Basics

    Our short series on getting started with Pro Tools continues with some advice on configuring the software and your first Sessions.

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    Tips For Beginners

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    We continue our newcomer's guide to Pro Tools with a selection of techniques that every user should know.

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    Troubleshooting Pro Tools

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Newcomers and power users alike need to know how to make things right when their Pro Tools Sessions run into trouble.

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    Missing Files

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    What to do when Pro Tools reports that files have gone missing? Find out in this month's invaluable assortment of tips and tricks.

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    Splitting Sessions

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Working on lots of songs within one project can be annoying. Why not use Pro Tools' advanced features to create a tailor-made Session for each one?

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    Region Control

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The Region List in Pro Tools is easy to overlook, but provides the most powerful way to keep track of what's in your Session.

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    Region Variations

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    We delve once more into the power hidden in Pro Tools' unassuming Region List window.

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    Elastic Audio — Better Than Beat Detective?

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Many long-term Pro Tools users still rely on Beat Detective, but the newer Elastic Audio often produces better results in half the time.

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    Automation

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Automation in Pro Tools goes way beyond the usual volume, pan and mute controls. We look at what else you can automate, and what's changed in Pro Tools 8.

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    AIR Plug-ins

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Avid-Digidesign's Pro Tools 8 comes bundled with a new suite of AIR plug-ins, some of which are more powerful than they appear. We expose their hidden depths...

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    AIR Plug-ins

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    We conclude our tour of the new PT8 AIR plug-ins with neat tricks for filtered rhythmic gating, creating kick and snare tracks from a stereo drum mix, and widening electric guitars.

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    Unlink Timeline & Edit Selections

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The point of Pro Tools' option to unlink the timeline and edit selections isn't obvious, but there are situations in which it can be a lifesaver.

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    Headroom & Master Fader

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Know how to use the Pro Tools master fader properly and you need never suffer clipping in your mixes again.

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    Pro-gaming Techniques For Pro Tools

    Starcraft Players of South Korea

    The Starcraft players of South Korea are the ultimate computer power users, and their skills and strategies have the potential to transform your DAW sessions.

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    Xpand!

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    It might be a free plug-in, but the Xpand! sample player bundled with Pro Tools has some serious potential.

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